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An Independence Day fireworks display at the Nevada County Fairgrounds went off without a hitch – other than traffic congestion on McCourtney Road late Friday, directed by police and sheriff’s deputies. The ban on all fireworks sales and use in Grass Valley, Nevada City and the unincorporated areas made for “a very quiet evening,” Grass Valley police reported Sunday. But officers did spot some mischief despite the ban, resulting in at least two people getting cited for illegal fireworks use, some fireworks confiscated and several reports of illegal use. For details, see the Police Blotter.

This week offers several free events for young children in the area. “Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme presented by master gardener Dorothy Bolker at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grass Valley Library, 207 Mill St., and at 3:30 p.m. at the Bear River Library Station, Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd., in southern Nevada County. Storytime for children up to age 4 starts at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at both the Grass Valley Library and at the Madelyn Helling Library, next to the Rood Center off Highway 49 in Nevada City. Both are in the libraries’ children’s rooms; babies and toddlers must be accompanied by an adult.

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